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UN blue helmets help Congolese soldiers and families escape latest fighting

UN News - September 11, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has helped more than 100 army soldiers, along with their wives and children, to evacuate from a town in the volatile far east of the country that has been the scene of fresh violence between armed groups at the weekend.
DRC And Nkunda Have Agreed On a Fragile Cease-Fire

VOA News - September 9, 2007

After days of heavy fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and renegade General Laurent Nkunda, the two sides reached an agreement on Thursday (9-6-07) to observe a cease-fire. The two sides have reportedly agreed to solve their differences through dialogue.


DRC-RWANDA: Good neighbourliness a long way off - analyst

IRIN - September 7, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderThe recent meeting between senior Rwandan and Congolese officials saw some agreement on strategies to minimise tension between the two countries, but did not achieve a breakthrough to firmly deal with the rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an analyst said.
North Kivu: More than 10,000 displaced after latest clashes

MONUC - September 6, 2007

MONUC Press ConferenceAt its weekly press conference on Wednesday 5 September 2007, MONUC underlined its concern with the security situation in North Kivu province in eastern DRC since 27 August last, where clashes in Masisi and Rutshuru between the FARDC and dissident General Laurent Nkunda's forces have left more than 10,000 people displaced.
Democratic Republic of Congo Rebels Call for Cease Fire

VOA News - September 6, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rebel leader of the National Congress for the People's Defense, General Laurent Nkunda, has called on the government to stop attacking his rebels and come to the peace-negotiating table. His call came after the government, backed by the United Nations, attacked rebel positions with helicopter gunships in two parts of North Kivu province. The rebels are also asking the international community to put pressure on the Kinshasa government to come to the peace table.
Congolese Accuse UN of Failing to Halt Fighting

VOA News - September 5, 2007

CongoResidents in eastern Congo say the United Nations peacekeeping mission is not doing enough to stop the clashes that erupted this week between the army and renegade forces. The fighting has left dozens dead, and forced thousands of people to flee eastern villages.
Fresh Fighting Erupts in Eastern Congo

VOA News - September 4, 2007

Fresh clashes erupted in eastern Congo Monday between government forces and renegade troops, forcing large numbers of civilians to flee.


Concern as violence causes more displacement in North Kivu

IRIN - September 4, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderThe UN Refugee Agency has expressed concern over the plight of thousands of civilians forced to flee worsening tension and fighting in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Rebel group attacks gov't troops, takes control of Rubaya district in E. DRC

Xinhua - August 30, 2007

Laurent NkundaDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 's district of Rubaya in the region of Masisi in the eastern province of North-Kivu has been taken over by troops loyal to renegade general Laurent Nkunda after fierce clashes with DRC armed forces (FARDC), according to sources.
Congolese population influx into Uganda

OCHA - August 29, 2007

Congo - Uganda mapOn Tuesday 21 August some 10,000 displaced Congolese crossed the border from Rutshuru area in eastern DRC's north Kivu province into the Ugandan district of Kisoro in southwestern Uganda. While the majority numbering approximately 8,500 persons had returned home two days later on 23 August, approximately 1,500 Congolese remained in Uganda, the majority of them being women and children.







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